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Rocker takes high road after assault

Vocalist Chang Ki-ha, a member of the indie band Kiha & The Faces, announced that he will forgive the guard who physically assaulted him at the 2015 Ansan M Rock Valley Festival, held Friday through Sunday.

On Sunday, Chang wrote on his Twitter account: “While watching Motorhead’s performance at Ansan M Rock Valley Festival, some people noticed who I was and lifted me up. But one of the guards suddenly came up and cut off my artist bracelet, swore at me and grabbed the back of my neck to take me out of the performance venue.”

The tweet quickly went viral, resulting in fierce criticism levied against the guard, who works for the Topguard security company.

In response, Chae Kyu-chil, the head of Topguard, issued a written apology to Chang’s agency, Duruduru Amc.

“We acknowledge that our security guard acted insensitively toward the issue involving Chang, and we are very sorry about the physical and mental pain that the singer had to go through,” it read. “We will do our best not to repeat such mistakes.”

By Jin Min-ji
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